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Dec 8, 2011 03:22 PM

Best Deal on a Whole Roast Pig?

Ok Hounds, here a doozy!

We're having a beach BBQ on Saturday with around 25 people. It's been my dream to dine on a whole roast pig with an apple in its mouth ever since I was a child reading Asterix comics.

I live near South Pasadena and the party is in Santa Monica. Any suggestions for a restaurant which can fill this order at a reasonable price?

Thanks guys!

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  1. Have seen it advertised for a whole suckling pig for $135 at Ocean Star Restaurant on Atlantic near Garvey. Just a thought...might be cheaper elsewhere?

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    1. re: Clinton

      Thank you both. Clinton, do you have any idea where you saw that advertised? I called them and they quoted me $145 for a 15 pound pig about two feet long. I could even go for a raw pig if the price is right!

      1. re: 8Gr8N8

        Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Glad you all had a good time. That's all that counts anyway? I saw a large banner at the restaurant when we walked in the front door a few months ago for a funeral banquet. Might have been a special promotion at the time though? All I remember was that it was really really good with the crispy skin with the hoisin and soft white bun which came with the dish. Wouldn't mind having that again.

    2. BBQ Unlimited on Sherman Way in N. Hollywood sell whole barbecue pigs.

      1. Eva's Lechon makes a mean pig. I highly recommend it.

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          1. It might be cheaper one block away from Ocean Star, at Yum Cha Cafe.

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            1. re: luckattack

              I didn't price Yum Cha, but Eva Lechon quoted a starting price of $200. After calling around a bunch of places, II ended up getting a 25lb pig from CBS on N Spring for $151. And a grand time was had by all!

              1. re: 8Gr8N8

                You have two different types of roast pigs in Eva's (Filipino) and CBS(Cantonese). Personally, I prefer the Filipino lechon with its smooth glasslike crunchy skin. That said, the bottom line is ..... as long as everyone's happy and satisfied, it doesn't matter which pig you buy.